MOCKINGBIRD COTTAGE, MINUTES FROM CAYUGA LAKE AND CORNELL

Suzanne Loesch

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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MOCKINGBIRD COTTAGE, MINUTES FROM CAYUGA LAKE AND CORNELL

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Mockingbird Cottage is settled in the middle of the Finger Lakes Region in central New York. Our beautiful home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on 1.3 acres. This house is nestled among mature trees and several meticulously maintained perennial gardens. The property has been professionally landscaped for over ten years and is gorgeous.

On the outside, this house has a fenced in back yard with a deck, Adirondack chairs and picnic table with umbrella. Eating outside on the deck in the summer is one of our favorite things to do. It’s also a great way to stay dry and watch while one of the occasional ten-minute summer storms rolls in and has it raining buckets one minute and the next not a cloud in the sky. There are extensive perennial gardens and beautiful natural stonework.

Our cottage is of moderate dimension, and though it looks small from the outside, it is rather deceiving. With eight rooms and pleasant sense of space, there are essentially three living rooms in this cottage. The first one is more cozy than spacious. The couch is a large sectional and the end chair reclines to a full lay down position. The 27-inch TV and gas fireplace are also in this room. The second living room is quite large and has sliding glass doors that go out to the deck and yard. The third living room, is the smallest of the three. It has a wood-burning fireplace, a love seat and chair. With the fireplace sitting area as the center, the downstairs also has two of the three bedrooms, a bathroom with a small shower (the upstairs bathroom is a full bath), laundry room, and separate entrance to the backyard. The downstairs feels connected, yet separate from the upstairs. In terms of space, and the way it's laid out, the cottage has a feeling of privacy for those who need it while having adequate space for a group to feel connected.

The cottage has hardwood floors, new paint and carpets, one wood-burning fireplace (with plenty of wood provided), one gas fireplace, central vacuum, washer and dryer, living room, dining room, and family room with television, DVD player and a extensive DVD library with over 300 movies. There are lots of unique built-ins throughout the house that add to its cottage-like character. The first-floor bedroom has a queen bed, built-in dresser and sliding glass doors that look out to several acres of soothing pastoral views. The entire house is beautifully furnished in Pottery Barn style and has a library of with several hundred books, including a large selection of cookbooks. Fine linens are provided, accompanied by down comforters.

The Finger Lakes Region is a beautiful area with many lakes. Our cottage is located just five miles southeast of the tip of Cayuga Lake, where you can participate in kayaking, waterskiing, sailing, power boating and water sports. Also, the cottage is about 40 minutes from Greek Peak Ski Resort, several state parks, and dozens of wineries, and just under one hour from Skaneateles Lake. For anyone considering visiting Cornell University, we are only two minutes from the Cornell Vet School, two minutes from East Hill Plaza and six minutes from Cornell’s main campus and Ithaca’s downtown Commons.

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Suzanne Loesch (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at Mockingbird Cottage!!!

we enjoyed the beautiful house, yard,the delicious raspberries and the amazing flowering gardens around the house!!!! WE also enjoyed the many animals in the yard, such as birds, chipmunks, adorable baby bunnies and ground hog living near the barn and a mama deer and her two beautiful little fawns munching the grass.



We had a great time!

Thank you!
Jul 2009
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4.9
based on 33 traveler reviews

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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Tulsa, Oklahoma
5

Comfy, Cozy and Convenient Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
I have nothing but great things to say about our visit to Mockingbird Cottage. We used the house as our main base while dropping our freshman off at Cornell. We had our seventh grader with us as well and the house felt quite spacious for us all to settle in and relax. There are three comfortable beds adorned with luxurious linens. One bedroom is on the main floor with a magical view of the peaceful private yard. The other bedrooms are on the lower floor which has its own bathroom and small living space with a TV and fireplace---perfect for our sons. The kitchen was stocked with all of the necessary appliances and utensils needed to cook wonderful meals. A shopping center with a grocery store, take-out Chinese and a few other restaurants is conveniently located right down the road when wanting to eat at home in the dining room just off of the kitchen. Cornell is a mere five minute drive from the cottage yet we felt like we were a world away when on property, which is professionally landscaped with beautiful perennials. A lovely outdoor deck with comfortable chairs provide the chance to admire the birds and the rolling hills in the distance. We see no reason to stay anywhere else over the next four years when visiting our son and sightseeing throughout the Finger Lakes region. This cozy cottage was the perfect fit for our family's needs.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Ottawa Ontario Canada
5

Fabulous house!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, adult son, and I just returned from a 4-day stay at Mockingbird Cottage.
The rave reviews printed here probably do not do it enough justice. The house is simply wonderful! A big question mark for me was the comfort of the beds; you sort of expect the beds to be less than great, and you just hope it's not too much less...Well, I needn't have worried. The beds were perfect: firm mattresses, and to top it off, gorgeous and tasteful linens. There were towels galore (large and plush). The backyard of the house was just gorgeous; the deck (with comfy Adirondack chairs) was a perfect place to sit, looking out at that wonderful garden. The location of the house couldn't be better: just minutes from downtown Ithaca, very close to wineries, breathtaking gorges....yet even though it's so close to everything, it's on a quiet country-ish road -- perfect combo! We phoned the owner once regarding the propane tank that needed filling, and Tim was over to do it promptly. I mentioned after our stay, to Suzanne, that I thought the main floor bedroom could use blinds or thicker curtains to keep out the light, and she responded immediately by saying she plans to do just that.
Honestly, we were sorry to leave, because there was much more to see and do in the area, plus we wanted to stay in the house longer!
We plan to go back to the area next year, and I wouldn't think of looking elsewhere, because this just can't be beat.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Ethel,

We love your review!!! And are always grateful for comment about improving things. Thank you so much for being such wonderful and considerate guests. You are welcome back any time!!!
Kindly,

Suzanne & Tim
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
5

Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5
We truly enjoyed our stay at Mockingbird Cottage. The home has 2 baths and 3 separate living/family rooms. This makes it ideal for families that might like to spread out a bit. The deck and patio offer additional enjoyable space. Our group included myself, my husband, my daughter, and my mother-in-law. Plenty of room for us all ! We were thankful to have a location with such easy access to Cornell. A truly great vacation rental property ! Our thanks to the owners for a wonderful stay !
  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Fort Lauderdale, FL
4

Cozy, cozy country house

  • 4 of 5
This house is adorable! Perfect size for our family with wonderfully comfortable beds and pillows. Nicely updated country house.The kitchen is very well stocked and the house was very clean. Beautiful view out of the back of the house, perfect place to spend with family. Very close to Cornell. I would give this house 4.5 stars but I was not given that option, only reason it's not a 5 is that the tub/shower area needs redoing which I'm sure is on the owners to do list seeing that every other detail has been tended to. We definitely would rent again. Loved it!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Baltimore, Maryland
4

Nice house in a good location

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed The Mockingbird Cottage on our three day stay, and would stay there again if our travels take us to Ithaca again. This older home has plenty of character and space. The kitchen is well equiped for most anything we cooked, and the pots, pans and dishes are a cut above what you would find in most vacation rentals. The video and book library are extensive. We watched a movie each night we stayed there and figured out the tv and disc player easily. We had a bit of a problem with the heat but Tim came fairly quickly when we called for help. The back yard is a beautful and peaceful place to read a book in good weather. Proximity to town is good, and even closer to Cornell.
It's a bit hard to find the first time as the address is hidden by the foilage. It was a bit odd that the towels sets didn't include any washcloths, but that was just a minor inconvenience.
The information binder had plenty of info on the area, but it would be better if the cottage info was separate for those checking in and out of the cottage. I had to find the message on my email for check out procedures.
It's great that they allow dogs on occasion even though we didin't travel with ours we apppreciate places that cater to dog owners.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Mockingbird Cottage, Minutes from Cayuga Lake and Cornell
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p163824vb
(607) 280-7453
Ithaca Cayuga Lake
Cape Coral
5

Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 stayed for 4 nights and really enjoyed the cottage. Upon arrival the A/C was on and the house had a welcoming feel and smell. Three separate living areas made it nice when we wanted different activities but not ready for bed. Clean, comfortable and the yard and grounds were beautiful. 5 minutes from grocery store and 10 from downtown Ithaca. Great quiet neighborhood, cool kitchen and nice supply of coffee and teas, ready for cooking and relaxing. 3 nice bedrooms with comfy beds and pillows. Huge shower downstairs! Thanks for letting us share your cottage. Mark
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Availability & Rates

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Ithaca House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,000
 
 
off Peak
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,400
$3,000
 
 
Cornell Graduation
May 26 2016 - May 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $10

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Amenities

Amenities

Ithaca House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
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